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Fire Quilts

“O for a Muse of fire...”


Inspired by the artist’s close encounter with raging wildfire, these magnificent quilts pulse and dance with the energy and rhythm of a crackling blaze.

 

Fire Dragon, 2005

“...The quilts are from the perspective of fire up close and personal; live fire eating the air you breathe; magical fire with a dragon in it; hot intense fire, not campfire.”

Fire Dragon Detail 1

“Every afternoon, the relative humidity dropped to 7 or 8 and the temperature was 90° or more. The whole fire took off, blew up, went wild, burned insanely. It created the huge clouds so high they produced their own rain...”

Fire Dragon Detail 2

Men scarcely know how beautiful fire is--
Each flame of it is as a precious stone
Dissolved in ever-moving light, and this
Belongs to each and all who gaze upon.

--Percy Bysshe Shelley

On Fire

“I learned a full sized tree takes 3 to 8 seconds to burn, and its hot: very, very, very hot. Too hot. And loud. So loud, you almost can't hear it anymore. It is funny: at the time, I remember no sound--only heat. I could hear the heat, and taste it.”

On Fire Detail 1

“Seeing it, a man looks upon reality. He cannot tell others what he has seen. Others wish to know, however, so they question him saying, 'What is it like, this thing you have seen?' So he tries to tell them. Perhaps he has seen the very first fire in the world...”
--Richard Zelazny

Fire Dragon Detail 2

“Time is the school in which we learn,
Time is the fire in which we burn.'”

--Delmore Schwartz

 

Fire Postcard

“Today I had a chance to watch Fire... Its wild tongues licking toward the sky, sending glittering sparks flying. The embers smoldering like passion in your soul, as the flames lust to grow higher...”
--J. Grant Wixson Blakeney

 

Into to the Flames

“When you do something, you should burn yourself completely, like a good bonfire, leaving no trace of yourself.”
--Shunryu Suzuki

Burnt

“Time is the substance from which I am made. Time is a river which carries me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger that devours me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire.”
--Jorge Luis Borges

Fire Scapes

 

Fire Scapes

 

Fire rolling through the fuel.

20" by 28"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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